How To Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 4.3.1 Using Redsn0w [Windows/Mac]

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iPhone Dev team released
, which allows iPod Touch users to jailbreak
In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak
3G on iOS 4.3.1 using Redsn0w.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
This guide is meant for iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G users only. This guide is not meant for iPhone and iPad users.
and at your own risk.
Please do not forget to backup your iPod Touch before you proceed. You can
for instructions on how to backup your iPod Touch.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on
Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.2.1/iTunes 10.2 or later.
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 (
” on your desktop.
You need to download iOS 4.3.1 firmware file:
for iPod Touch 3G users (iPod 3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw)
for iPod Touch 4G users (iPod 4,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw)
Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder.
Connect your iPod Touch to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.
Skip steps 5 and 6, if your iPod Touch has already been upgraded to iOS 4.3.1.
‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPod Touch device. Now, hold down the Shift button (Option button for Mac users) and click the ‘
‘ button.
Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 4.3.1 firmware file (iPod Touch 4G users: iPod 4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw, iPod Touch 3G users: iPod 3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘
‘ button to let iTunes update your iPhone with the required firmware. You will be asked to setup your iPod Touch either from a previous backup or setup as a new iPod Touch, select the backup you want for your device (ideally should be the most recent one). Wait for iTunes to finish.
Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application. If you’re a Windows XP or Windows 7 user then try running Redsn0w as 
(right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).
You will be asked to select the corresponding IPSW file. Click on the Browse button and select the iOS 4.3.1 firmware file (iPod Touch 4G users: iPod 4,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw, iPod Touch 3G users: iPod 3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw).
Redsn0w will verify the firmware file and inform you if it has successfully identified it. Click on ‘
‘ to proceed.
Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.
You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘
‘ to continue.
You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPod Touch and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘
You will now need to put your iPod Touch into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
Your iPod Touch should reboot now.
Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.
You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘
‘ button to exit the application.
Your iPod Touch will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPod Touch should be successfully jailbroken. You should find
jailbreak app on your iPod Touch’s home screen.
Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments.

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